Celebrate summer at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ first annual Paella Picnic

Local Okanagan chefs cook everyone’s favourite Spanish dish Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is bringing a taste of Spain to the Okanagan with their first annual Paella Picnic. On Saturday June 20, five local chefs, including Chef Jeff Van Geest of the winery’s Miradoro Restaurant, will create their own version of the famous Spanish dish, paired with Tinhorn Creek…

 She Does It Again. Whistler Sommelier Samantha Rahn Releases Her Second Wine with Okanagan Crush Pad

Whistler’s Samantha Rahn, wine director at Araxi Restaurant and Sommelier of the Year 2013, releases Samantha Chardonnay 2014 ($22.90), a wine she made at Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, BC. Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland has quickly earned a reputation for crafting dynamic wines that express the outstanding growing conditions and terroir of the Okanagan Valley. As such, the winery has been…

Naramata Spring Release 2015

    There are so many outstanding wineries on the Naramata Bench that it took two floors of Vancouver’s Terminal City Club to host their spring release event. Twenty-four wineries were in attendance including Poplar Grove, Monster Vineyards, Lake Breeze, Terravista, Deep Roots, La Frenz, Perseus, Kettle Valley, Serendipity, Howling Bluff, Upper Bench, Elephant Island,…

VENI, VIDI, VINO: CIBO TRATTORIA TO UNCORK EXCLUSIVE SERIES OF FIVE-COURSE DINNERS SPOTLIGHTING ITALIAN WINE  

Series Begins May 6 with Focus on Wines Hailing From the Veneto Region  Cibo Trattoria is set to take aficionados of all things Italian on an inspired tour of the country as the restaurant launches a series of five-course dinners that shine a light on some of Italy’s most famous cuisine and wine-producing regions. Cibo Trattoria…

Historic Vancouver Island Winery Reopens May 23

Blue Grouse Estate Winery invites the public to attend the grand opening of their new tasting room and winery facility at 2182 Lakeside Road in Duncan, British Columbia on Saturday, May 23 from 11am to 5pm. Nestled in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, Blue Grouse is one of Vancouver Island’s first wineries, working with vines originally planted in 1977. Winemaker…

Okanagan Crush Pad Opens Full Time in June

 Okanagan Crush Pad Winery Opens Daily For Summer Okanagan Crush Pad winery named one of five British Columbia wineries with beautiful architecture by Troy Townsin at CBC news  The Story:  Okanagan Crush Pad winery is gearing up for its fourth visitor season with an expanded tasting room offering a rare glance into the art of winemaking. Okanagan Crush Pad…

The Wines of British Columbia, Celebration of BC Pinot Noir & Visa Infinite Welcome Steven Spurrier for Inaugural Okanagan Visit

THE WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CELEBRATION OF BC PINOT NOIR & VISA INFINITE WELCOME STEVEN SPURRIER FOR INAUGURAL OKANAGAN VISIT   The BC Wine Institute, Celebration of BC Pinot Noirs and VISA Infinite are proud to welcome renowned wine judge and writer Steven Spurrier to BC Wine Country this summer! The secret is out: BC is producing…

JOIN THE GARAGISTE WINE PARTY! 

 In 2015 the coolest winemakers are hitting the road with Festivals scheduled in Vancouver & Kelowna   After the huge success of their inaugural SOLD OUT Festival last September at Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, Garagiste North has planned two Festivals this year! The first of its kind in Canada, ‘Garagiste North’ (The Small Guys Wine Festival),…

Quails’ Gate Showcases Okanagan’s Best at Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner

    Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner that will take place on Saturday, July 25 2015.  Building on the success of its Dinner in the Vineyard series, the winery will host an al fresco long-table dinner that combines locally sourced cuisine and world-class wines at a welcoming communal table…

Evolve Cellars Opening on Bottleneck Drive

The Intentional Evolution of BC Wine Evolve Cellars Opens Its Doors in Summerland May 16 On May 16, 2015, a new winery opens in Summerland: Evolve Cellars. Using fruit exclusively from premium vineyards in the south Okanagan Valley, Evolve Cellars is a must-visit for this summer’s Bottleneck Drive Tour. The fresh and fruit-forward wines are a perfect complement…

Vij’s Sommelier Creates A Wine For Charity

 Vij’s Star Sommelier Mike Bernardo Launches Okanagan Crush Pad’s 5th Wine Campus Project Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 Vancouver’s 2014 Sommelier of the Year, Mike Bernardo Vij’s Companies director of operations and wine director released  Okanagan Crush Pad wineries 5th Wine Campus project Mike B Riesling Cabinett ($24.90) on April 29, 2015. The Wine Campus program allows local sommeliers to shepherd a…